Looking for chest stretches to relieve tight muscles from sitting down all day!? If you are a desk sitter, it’s likely you have tight chest muscles. Try out a few of these stretches and start feeling great in no time! Check out the workout and all the details in the latest installment of this month’s Inspired To Be Fit.
5 Chest Stretches If You Sit Down All Day
Hi Ya’ll! Happy Monday!
Welcome to another month of Inspired To Be Fit ! This month, Jill and I are focusing on UPPER BODY Workouts, exercises and the like. Last week, I shared one of the first burpee focused workouts in what feels like forever! Did anyone try it? I completely forgot to include the video last week, but it’s up now, so be sure to check it out!
Today, I’m sharing chest stretches for those of us that sit down for a majority of the day. That now includes me. I’ll give you a sneak peek into the past 2 weeks on Friday, but I will say, of anything, sitting down all day has been a big change!
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If you sit down for a majority of the day, at a computer, you likely experience tight chest muscles. Even after my ergonomic assessment last week, my chest muscles are still in need of some stretching! We know that with most muscle imbalances, we want to stretch the tight/overactive muscles and strengthen the weak. For this workout, I’m going over 5 different chest stretches you can do on the reg. Next week, I’ll be sharing a sweet back workout, to strengthen our often weak back muscles!
- Interval Timer (I don’t go anywhere without my MiniMax)
- Resistance Band
Complete RX reps or time for each of the chest stretches below. Repeat 2 – 3 times.
- RESISTANCE BAND PULL OVER & DOWN: Stand upright with shoulders back and down, pelvis slightly tucked and resistance band in hand. Lift arms and move band from in front of you, to overhead and pull down, engaging the lats. Bring elbows down (think V) and band should touch the top of your back.
- RESISTANCE BAND 180 PULL OVER: Stand upright with shoulders back and down, pelvis slightly tucked and resistance band in hand. Lift arms and move band from in front of you, all the way to behind your back. Squeeze shoulder blades together as you bring the band back up and over, to start position.
- LOCUST: Check out tutorial here.
- COBRA: Check out tutorial here.
- UPWARD FACING DOG: Check out tutorial here.
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Did you have a good weekend?! Friday was a sunny day and I hit my 12,000 step goal for the first time in so long! The Hubs met me after work and we went out for sushi (it wasn’t our favorite) and got cookies on the way home. Sometimes you just need cookies. Saturday, I slept in a bit, went on a long walk, checked out a few blogs and went to get coffee with the Hubs. It was glorious and slow and relaxing. I hoped to find a few new outfits at Target, but alas, I left with 2 cardigans. Whoomp whoomp. I’m hoping Stitch Fix can give me some good options (affiliate!)!
Sunday, I helped with set up at church. Did a little more shopping for a pair of flats (why are they so hard to find!?) and got our groceries. No SHOES! I did however, find a pair of skinny jeans! The manner of women decided to come, so the majority of the afternoon was spent in bed either whining about how bad my cramps hurt or lying in the fetal position, taking nice, deep breathes…oh, such fun.
Anyway, another Monday is here! Looking forward to the week! Next week, we are talking back workouts, but keep in mind, you can leave your questions below and I’ll answer them in a future post!
So, tell me:
Do you sit at a desk all day?! Tight chest muscles.
What did you do this weekend?!
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